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Water levels dropping in Houston, but crisis far from over -

The U.S. National Hurricane Center downgraded Harvey to a tropical depression from a tropical storm as it moved through Louisiana on Wednesday. In the Houston area, floodwaters started dropping and the sun peeked through thinning clouds in the first ...and more »

'A real potential for loss of life and injury': Why Houston didn't evacuate -

Devastating floods wrought by the torrential rains of Harvey have forced the mayor of Houston to defend his decision not to order evacuations of the region before the historic storm hit. But evacuating an area that size is a significant challenge that ...and more »

'We're not done with this:' Harvey floodwaters continue to wreak havoc as forecast brightens -

With its flood defences strained, the crippled city of Houston anxiously watched dams and levees Tuesday to see if they would hold until the rain stops, and meteorologists offered the first reason for hope — a forecast with less than a centimetre of ...and more »

Climate change likely helped fuel Harvey's strength -

Since smashing into the coast of Texas on Friday as a Category 4 hurricane, tropical cyclone Harvey has submerged streets, homes and vehicles by dumping up to a metre or more of rain on some parts of the state. At least eight people have died ...and more »

Trump offers Texans in-person reassurances of recovery from Harvey -

Eager to show he's on the job and taking action, U.S. President Donald Trump offered upbeat reassurances Tuesday to Texans who felt the wrath of Harvey, promising local residents, "We are going to get you back and operating immediately." Starting his ...and more »

Why Houston is under water: Harvey's destruction explained -

When Hurricane Harvey slammed into Texas on Friday, it came with dire warnings about rainfall and the potential for severe flooding. But it's likely that most residents of the second most populous state never anticipated the amount of water that has ...and more »

Harvey rain is heaviest in history; flood defences strained -

Kathryn Loder of West University separates donated clothing from a huge pile at the George R. Brown Convention Center. "I'm so proud how everyone is coming together," said Loder in her second day of volunteering. - Elizabeth Conley,The Associated Press ...and more »

Scientists say warming makes storms, like Harvey, wetter - CTV News

WASHINGTON -- By the time the rain stops, Harvey will have dumped about 1 million gallons of water for every man, woman and child in southeastern Texas -- a soggy, record-breaking glimpse of the wet and wild future global warming could bring ...and more »

Mixed emotions part of Trump's visit to flooded Texas region - The Weather Network

Tuesday, August 29, 2017, 4:57 - HOUSTON (Reuters) - U.S. President Donald Trump arrived in Texas on Tuesday to survey the damage of Tropical Storm Harvey, the biggest natural disaster of his tenure, as record-setting rainfall lashed Houston and tens ...and more »

What made the rain in Hurricane Harvey so extreme? - The Conversation US

The rainfall from Harvey has now exceeded the amount from the previous record-bearer, Tropical Storm Amelia in 1978. AP Photo/Charlie Riedel. What made the rain in Hurricane Harvey so extreme? August 29, 2017 2.57pm EDT. Russ Schumacher. Author. Russ ...and more »